welcome speech on behalf of the College was given by Diocesan
Bishop Kuper, who thanked the Ministry and EU for locating
the centre at Pamua and hoped the students would use it wisely.
Other speeches were given on behalf of the Ministry, the community
and the school. All emphasized that the centre would be targeting
everyone in the community and not merely the formal sector.
The visitors were then given an outline of the project and
tour of the site by the Project Manager.
Distance Learning Centres Project was formally launched on the
19th July at St. Stephens Community College, Pamua, Makira
Ulawa Province, by a team from the Education Sector Investment
and Reform Programme which conducted the field trip component
of the Annual Joint Review.
Stephens is the site of the centre to be established
in Makira Province, and was selected for the launching because
it is an ideal example of a partnership in education between
the formal school, the Rural Training College and the community.
It will also be the first centre to be completed, and will
be used as an exhibition site to set a good example for the
other centres to follow.
Learning Centres Project
Education Sector Investment and Reform Programme, 2004 Infrastructure
P.O. Box 919, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Tel: +677 26358 / 76396.